Frank Schima is the Information Technology Security Officer (ITSO) for the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL). Frank is responsible for security of CTL's computers. Frank's job is to inform the scientists of security requirements so that they can effectively do their job without being compromised by hackers. This means he must be aware of all computing activities inside the lab.
Frank came to NIST as a scientific programmer and moved into a security role by necessity. He has a broad background in the IT field with such companies as Apple Inc., SAIC, Mobil Oil (now Exxon-Mobil), Booz Allen & Hamilton as well as a number of small companies. He can program in many computer languages, has done database design and implementation, and developed web applications.
Frank has a son in high school and loves to take advantage of the outdoors in Boulder by hiking and biking.